Engineering Manager (Risk Engineering)



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

Flex is a growth-stage, NYC headquartered FinTech company that is creating the best rent payment experience. It’s hard to believe that it’s 2024 and paying rent on time is expensive, inflexible, and difficult. We’re here to change that! Flex enables our users to pay rent throughout the month on a schedule that better fits their finances and budget. Our mission is to empower as many renters as possible with flexibility over their most significant recurring expense. After deliberately keeping a stealth profile as we built up unprecedented investor support and an enthusiastic user base, we are looking for motivated individuals to help us keep our mission growing. Will you be a part of the team?

About the role

Flex is looking for a highly skilled and experienced Engineering Manager to lead our Risk Engineering team to build the risk platform that helps us to effectively manage and mitigate risks associated with our products and policies.

What you’ll do:

  • Provide technical vision and strategy for building Risk platforms that scale ahead of business needs
  • Collaborating closely with our Product, Policy, and Operation teams to build a deep understanding of business and regulatory needs
  • Translating these business requirements into clear technical designs and actionable engineering tasks
  • Acting as a bridge between engineer teams and non-technical stakeholders
  • Communicating and aligning project goals, deliverables and expectations across stakeholders
  • Overseeing the planning and prioritization of project tasks, ensuring optimal allocation of resources and timely delivery of projects
  • Providing mentorship and support to team members, and providing opportunities for professional development and skill enhancement for the team

Key qualifications:

  • Bachelor or above degree in Computer Engineering or a related field
  • Minimum of 8 years experience in software engineering, with at least 2 years of proven experience in engineering management.
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in Risk engineering is required.
  • Ability to work on a globally distributed team with a high degree of ownership
  • Experience leading the delivery of multiple highly impactful products end to end, on time with a high-quality bar
  • Experience working with both technical and non-technical stakeholders, successfully aligning and setting expectations on scope and delivery
  • Ability to drive yourself and your teams to bring quality and consistency to their code and architecture, without compromising velocity
  • Ability to grow in a fast-paced and dynamic environment that will challenge you to always bring your best
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Core Competencies:

  • Experience working on AWS cloud-based infrastructure.
  • Has proven experience in building Risk models/rules/engines to support fraud detection, Delinquency Rate cure, and related domains.
  • Hands-on at least one program language, Java or Python, and familiar with SQL, NO-SQL

The national pay range for this role is $218,000-$234,000 in base salary. Individual compensation will be commensurate with the candidate's experience aligned with Flex's internal leveling guidelines and benchmarks.

Life at Flex:

We understand that it takes a diverse team of highly intelligent, curious, determined, empathetic, and self aware people to grow a successful company. Our HQ is located in New York City, but we have employees located throughout the US, Australia, and South America. We are growing quickly, but deliberately, with a focus on building an inclusive culture. Our dynamic team has incredible perspectives to share, just as we know you do, and we take great pride in being an equal opportunity workplace.

We offer many employee benefits. For full time, U.S. based employees we offer:

  • Competitive pay
  • 100% company-paid medical, dental, and vision
  • 401(k) + company stock options
  • Unlimited paid time off with a PTO minimum + 13 company paid holidays
  • Parental leave
  • Flex Cares Program: Non-profit company match + pet adoption coverage
  • Free Flex subscription